I just sat down at my tank and noticed a tiny little fry swimming around near my driftwood!!! Now that I'm over the initial excitement I have a couple of general questions and some specific questions about what to do in order to give this little guy the best chance at surviving. I've witnessed a bunch of spawning behavior since I got them, but didn't really think any of the eggs would make it. Guess I was wrong. The tank is a 29g and it's pretty well planted. There's a school of panda corydoras and of course the rasboras, and a bunch of snails (slowly stocking a community tank up). Both HOB's already have pre-filter sponges.
Thanks so much!
- I did a 20% water change yesterday and didn't see him. I did some rescaping as well, so maybe he was just hiding. He's approximately 3/8" (eyeballed through the glass) from head to tail, any idea how old he may be?
- At what size will he be safe from predation by the other rasboras (I imagine the corys aren't going to be an issue)? Should I isolate him in a breeding box? I've included a picture of the whole tank scape... are there enough hiding places to let it free swim?
- Do I need to feed him anything special, or will there be "food" for him in the tank already? I read some posts about making infusoria with dry leaves, but that it takes some time. Would the driftwood already in my take have produced anything?
- I have Sera Micron Nature, but it's a fine powder that floats at the surface. Bad idea to lure him to the surface for food? Is there a way to get it lower in the water column?
- As he gets bigger, what kinds of food do I need to have on hand, and when can I switch to the flakes/blood worms I feed the adults?
Thanks so much!
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